Dm - D Dm 1. You see the ghost of the buffalo moving both fierce and slow D like glittering prophesies, on the edge of the horizon. Dm As you drive glittering highways and beaten-up byways, D that straddle and girdle our great and many-faced nation. Dm You see the lambs in the ghettos who worship their Gepettos, D believing in, never seeing, the strings they think bind them. Dm So we write to our congressmen with bleeding pens of the sorrow within, D and in return, they just send tickets to the latest Tom Hanks show. F G Dm - F G D Welcome to the new Wild West, each man for himself. F G C G F G Dm Civilized steeples, and lonely people, welcome to the new Wild West. Dm 2. There are so many factions and cue-card reactions, it's hard to keep clear the possibilities here, D 'cause there's no force to unite them. Dm Privilege has ruled for thousands of years, wars have been fought with bibles and tears, D yet liberation can't deny the temptation, soon becomes the oppressor. Dm Show me a leader who's fit to lead, who don't sow his seed in anything wounded enough to breed, D because after all, what fun is power, if you can't act like a rock star? F G Dm - F G D Welcome to the new Wild West, each man for himself. F G C G F G ~ ~ Civilized steeples, and lonely people, welcome to the new - - Am F G La la da da, la la la la da da. (2x) Dm 3. As for me, I've been petty, oh, and unkind, but I know my own mind, and since it seems clear there's no one leading us here, the only thing left it appears is - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - D to task ourselves to be better each time, than those before us. Dm We'll be an army of thieves, of self-freed slaves, of mild-mannered maids, we'll fight with whispers and blades, D so get ready, a new day is dawning F G Dm - F G Dm Welcome to the new Wild West, each man for himself. F G C G A nation of civilized steeples, and lonely people, F G Dm welcome to the new Wild West.